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Nicolas Cage

1964-01-07 Long Beach, California, USA

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An American actor, producer and director. He has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Cage is known for his prolificacy, appearing in at least one film per year, nearly every year since 1980 (with the exception of 1985 and 1991). In the early years of his career, Cage starred in critically acclaimed films such as Valley Girl (1983), Racing with the Moon (1984), Birdy (1985), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Raising Arizona (1987), Moonstruck (1987), Vampire's Kiss (1989), Wild at Heart (1990), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), and Red Rock West (1993). Cage received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as an alcoholic Hollywood writer in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) before coming to the attention of wider audiences with mainstream films such as The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), City of Angels (1998) and National Treasure (2004). He earned his second Academy Award nomination for his performance as Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation (2002). In 2002, he directed the film Sonny for which he was nominated for Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival. Cage owns a production company, Saturn Films, and produced films such as Shadow of the Vampire (2000) and The Life of David Gale (2003). Though his performances in The Weather Man (2005), Lord of War (2005), The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Kick-Ass (2010) earned critical acclaim, and films such as Ghost Rider (2007) and Knowing (2009) were box office successes, Cage has been strongly criticized in recent years for his choice of roles, some of which have been universally panned. Most recently, he voiced the character of Grug in the animated film The Croods. He was born Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, California, to parents August Floyd Coppola, a professor of literature, and Joy (Vogelsang), a dancer and choreographer. He was raised in a Catholic family. His father was of Italian descent and his mother is of German and Polish descent. His paternal grandparents were composer Carmine Coppola and actress Italia Pennino, and his paternal great-grandparents were immigrants from Bernalda, Basilicata, Italy. Through his father, Cage is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and of actress Talia Shire, and the cousin of directors Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola, film producer Gian-Carlo Coppola, and actors Robert Carmine and Jason Schwartzman. Cage's two brothers are New York radio personality Marc "The Cope" Coppola and director Christopher Coppola. He attended Beverly Hills High School, which is known for its many alumni who became entertainers. He aspired to act from an early age and also attended UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. His first non-cinematic acting experience was in a school production of Golden Boy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nicolas Cage, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


The Color Out of Space Nathan Gardner 2020-12-31
The Croods 2 Grug Crood (voice) 2020-09-18
Primal Frank Walsh 2019-12-31
Love, Antosha Himself 2019-01-28
Looking Glass Ray 2018-02-16
Mom and Dad Brent Ryan 2018-01-19
Sitges - 51 Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya Himself 2018-10-04
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Parker / Spider-Man Noir (voice) 2018-12-14
Between Worlds Joe 2018-12-21
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Superman (voice) 2018-07-27
211 Mike Chandler 2018-06-08
Mandy Red Miller 2018-09-13
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Captain McVay 2017-01-24
Vengeance: A Love Story John Dromoor 2017-03-16
Dark Evan Lake 2017-12-11
The Humanity Bureau Noah Kross 2017-07-11
Inconceivable Brian 2017-06-30
Arsenal Eddie King 2017-01-06
Army of One Gary Faulkner 2016-11-04
The Trust Jim Stone 2016-05-13
Snowden Hank Forrester 2016-09-16
Dog Eat Dog Troy 2016-11-04
Outcast Glenn 2015-02-27
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Himself 2015-05-01
Pay the Ghost Mike 2015-09-25
The Runner Colin Price 2015-08-07
Tokarev Paul Maguire 2014-05-09
Left Behind Rayford Steele 2014-10-03
Dying of the Light Evan Lake 2014-12-04
Joe Joe Ransom 2014-04-11
The Croods Grug Crood (voice) 2013-03-22
The Frozen Ground Jack Halcombe 2013-08-23
Seeking Justice Will Gerard 2012-03-16
Stolen Will Montgomery 2012-09-14
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 2011-12-10
Trespass Kyle Miller 2011-10-14
Season of the Witch Behman 2011-01-07
Drive Angry Milton 2011-02-24
Kick-Ass Damon Macready / Big Daddy 2010-04-16
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Balthazar Blake 2010-07-13
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Knowing John Koestler 2009-03-20
Astro Boy Dr. Tenma (voice) 2009-10-23
G-Force Speckles the Mole (voice) 2009-07-21
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans Terence McDonagh 2009-11-20
Bangkok Dangerous Joe 2008-09-04
Grindhouse Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) 2007-04-06
Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider 2007-02-16
Next Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac 2007-04-26
National Treasure: Book of Secrets Benjamin Franklin Gates 2007-12-13
Werewolf Women of the SS Fu Manchu 2007-04-06
World Trade Center John McLoughlin 2006-08-09
The Wicker Man Edward Malus 2006-09-01
The Ant Bully Zoc (voice) 2006-07-27
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone Himself 2006-04-26
Lord of War Yuri Orlov 2005-09-16
The Weather Man David Spritz 2005-10-20
John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
National Treasure Ben Gates 2004-11-19
Matchstick Men Roy Waller 2003-09-12
Sonny Acid Yellow 2002-10-26
Adaptation. Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman 2002-12-06
Windtalkers Sergeant Joe Enders 2002-06-14
Christmas Carol: The Movie Jacob Marley (voice) 2001-12-07
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Antonio Corelli 2001-08-17
Gone in Sixty Seconds Randall 'Memphis' Raines 2000-06-09
The Family Man Jack Campbell 2000-12-12
8MM Tom Welles 1999-02-26
Bringing Out the Dead Frank Pierce 1999-10-22
City of Angels Seth 1998-04-10
Snake Eyes Rick Santoro 1998-08-07
Con Air Cameron Poe 1997-06-01
Face/Off Castor Troy 1997-06-27
The Rock Dr. Stanley Goodspeed 1996-06-06
Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson 1995-10-27
Kiss of Death Little Junior Brown 1995-04-21
Red Rock West Michael Williams 1994-04-08
It Could Happen to You Charlie Lang 1994-07-29
Guarding Tess Doug Chesnic 1994-03-11
Trapped in Paradise Bill Firpo 1994-12-02
Deadfall Eddie 1993-10-08
Amos & Andrew Amos Odell 1993-03-05
Honeymoon in Vegas Jack Singer 1992-08-28
Zandalee Johnny Collins 1991-07-18
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted Heartbreaker 1990-12-01
Fire Birds Jake Preston 1990-05-25
Wild at Heart Sailor Ripley 1990-08-17
Never on Tuesday Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) 1989-04-13
Tempo di uccidere Enrico Silvestri 1989-09-10
Vampire's Kiss Peter Loew 1988-09-17
Raising Arizona H.I. McDunnough 1987-03-01
Moonstruck Ronny Cammareri 1987-12-18
Peggy Sue Got Married Charlie Bodell 1986-10-05
The Boy in Blue Ned Hanlan 1986-01-17
Racing with the Moon Nicky / Bud 1984-03-23
Birdy Sergeant Al Columbato 1984-12-14
The Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer 1984-12-14
Valley Girl Randy 1983-04-08
Rumble Fish Smokey 1983-10-21
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Brad's Bud 1982-08-13
The Best of Times Nicolas 1981-01-01
Jiu Jitsu
Running with the Devil The Cook
Prisoners of the Ghostland
Grand Isle Walter
Kill Chain
A Score to Settle